Duneland School Corporation Update, August 12, 2016

Duneland-Schools-Update-08-12-16_01Trojan Charge! Freshman Orientation
A new Freshman Orientation program was hosted this past Thursday at Chesterton High School, entitled ‘Trojan Charge!’ Over 80% of the freshman class participated in the event at the school. The purpose of the program was to help incoming freshmen to become acclimated to Chesterton High School. Over 25 teachers, counselors, school safety specialists focused on helping incoming freshman with goal setting, college and career opportunities, the importance of making positive choices, and provided information on all of the great opportunities CHS has to offer students.

Students also participated in a campus scavenger hunt and were able to go to their lockers as well as find their classes before the start of school. Some 75 upperclassmen volunteered at the event to help mentor the students and interacted with the students the entire day to answer any questions the students may have about how to make their freshmen year a successful one. Pictured is CHS Assistant Principal Brent Martinson encouraging students to believe in themselves and to do their best at all times.

Freshman sign Class of 2020 banner: Chesterton High School hosted their first annual freshman orientation program entitled, 'Trojan Charge!' Over 80% of the freshman class attended the first time event. Pictured signing their Class of 2020 banner - 'Believe In You - Graduate' are freshman, left to right, Meghan Cary, Zachary Bryant, Gigi Ricciardi, Danny Anderson and Blaire Smith.

Club sign-up session: Chesterton High School freshman, Cassidy Grimm, Jenna McBride and Salomae Minniear sign up for one of the many offered sport or club activities at the school. The school hosted their first annual freshman orientation on Thursday to acclimate students of the freshman class to the school, staff and programs prior to the first day of school on Wednesday, August 17.

Duneland-Schools-Update-08-12-16_02Three-day training for Liberty and Bailly Elementary Schools
For the 2016-2017 school year, both Liberty Elementary and Bailly Elementary Schools will embark on an adventure called The Leader In Me (TLIM). The goal of the Leader In Me is for students to understand that they all have the essential qualities to become leaders. The Leader In Me also helps to create a common language within a school by teaching students the Seven Habits, a process based on the work of Dr. Stephen Covey’s book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” The Leader in Me is a whole school transformation process. It teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader. To prepare for this adventure all staff members from Bailly Elementary and Liberty Elementary were invited to attend the three-day training this week.